Civitas Press Partners With Kathy Escobar

Posted in: Author Announcements- Feb 21, 2011 17 Comments

Civitas Press is pleased to announce that we are partnering with Kathy Escobar for the release of her third book, Down We Go, Living Into The Wild Ways Of Jesus. (working title). Down We Go is a practitioner’s guide for creating and cultivating missional community. It’s based on the idea of living into the Beatitudes, and explores what it means to follow Jesus into the hard places of suffering, inequality, and injustice in order to cultivate, hope, beauty, justice, equality, generosity and healing.

Kathy states, “The dream of living out the upside-down ways of Jesus is in our hearts, but many don’t know how to make “what could be” really be. We need practical, tangible ideas to make dreams reality.  We need to hear how it can work, from people on the margins and practitioners living in the trenches.  We need real stories of practice that will fan our hopes and dreams for justice, mercy, equality, and healing in the kingdom of God into flame.  Down We Go fleshes out practicing the ways of Jesus in action, personally and through life in community.”

Down We Go is scheduled for a June, 2011 release. She’s co-authored 2 other books, Come with Me: An Invitation to Break through the Walls Between You and God (Discovery House Press) and Refresh: Sharing Stories. Building Faith with Laura Greiner (New Hope Publishers, 2007). She also contributed to Taking Flight: Reclaiming the Female Half of God’s Image Through Advocacy and Renewal, (Samizdat Creative, 2010).

Kathy Escobar co-pastors the Refuge, an eclectic faith community in North Denver dedicated to those on the margins of life and faith.  She journeys with people in hard places as a spiritual director, teacher, and group facilitator.  A Pepperdine University graduate, she also has a Masters degree in Management/Organizational Development and a Certificate in Evangelical Spiritual Guidance from Denver Seminary.

Kathy is also on the leadership group for the Transform Network, a missional community formation network.  She is a frequent speaker at gatherings and conferences around the United States. She lives in Arvada, Colorado with her husband, Jose, and 5 kids and blogs regularly about community life and spiritual formation at KathyEscobar.com. You can connect with Kathy on Facebook and Twitter.

17 Responses to “Civitas Press Partners With Kathy Escobar”

  1. Reply Jeremy Myers says:

    Fantastic. I’ll be looking for this new title from her, as well as watching how the Civitas Press process unfolds.

  2. Reply mike herzog says:

    can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.

  3. Reply Phyllis Mathis says:

    I can’t wait for the world to hear and put into practice what Kathy has to say. She and her community at the Refuge are the real deal – authentic, no nonsense, no power games. Refreshing.

  4. Reply Stacy says:

    So incredibly excited for the partnership between Kathy and Civitas… As one who has the amazing privilege to see her live “the wild ways of Jesus” out, both in relationship as well as corporately, I could not be more thrilled. Sometimes it is easy to wonder about the “behind the scenes” of the author, and if the words really & truly articulate the practice.. Rest assured; there could not be a more solid lover of people and better choice for this project. Can’t wait for others to join in to the beauty. :)

  5. Reply Francine Phillips says:

    Kathy is so brilliant and so kind and so wise – this book will positively save lives and most likely save the church.

    Way to go!

  6. Reply jamie says:

    I am really excited for this. We need practical books by people who are really doing the work.

  7. Reply John says:

    Think I might have to actually break down and buy a hard copy when it comes out as opposed to the Kindle version.. :)

  8. Reply Debbie says:

    I LOVE that more of the world will get to hear your voice soon AND that there is more of your wit, wisdom and beautifugly stories from the trenches coming my way soon. I WILL want an autographed copy ASAP.

    So glad you found something to do with all that free time! ! XOXO

  9. Reply Jennifer Luitwieler says:

    Such great news. Looking forward to learning from Kathy.

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  11. Reply Laurie says:

    I am looking forward to this book. Kathy is an extraordinary writer.

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